Norton Manx Nourish 750cc Racing Motorcycle Frame no. none Engine no. C69A46

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Lot 440
Norton Manx Nourish 750cc Racing Motorcycle
Frame no. none Engine no. C69A46

Sold for £ 8,050 (US$ 10,357) inc. premium
Norton Manx Nourish 750cc Racing Motorcycle
Frame no. none
Engine no. C69A46
Norton's ubiquitous Featherbed frame has long been the special-builder's friend, especially in Manx form, as seen here. Badged as an AJS, this immaculate classic racer combines the proven Norton Manx chassis with the equally well established Nourish 8-valve parallel-twin race engine. The latter's origins go back several decades to the time when Harry Weslake first offered an 8-valve cylinder head conversion for the Triumph twin. Eventually the Weslake company built its own complete full-race engine, albeit one still constructed along Triumph lines. When Weslake folded, the parallel twins were taken up by engineer Dave Nourish, who continued to offer them in a range of capacities and alternative crankshaft arrangements to suit many forms of motorcycle sport. The unit in this machine displaces 750cc and has 'Z' cams and a compression ratio of 10.25:1 The carburettors are 34mm Amal Concentric Mk2 and the ignition is by ARD. Power is transmitted via a Newby belt primary drive and clutch to an NRV five-speed gearbox containing T140/150 internals. The front fork boasts magnesium yolks and sliders, while the front brake is a twin-disc Norvil with AP Lockheed callipers. Presented in full working order, this unique machine comes with bills, templates, technical drawings, and notes relating to its construction.

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Norton Manx Nourish 750cc Racing Motorcycle Frame no. none Engine no. C69A46
Norton Manx Nourish 750cc Racing Motorcycle Frame no. none Engine no. C69A46
Norton Manx Nourish 750cc Racing Motorcycle Frame no. none Engine no. C69A46
Norton Manx Nourish 750cc Racing Motorcycle Frame no. none Engine no. C69A46
Norton Manx Nourish 750cc Racing Motorcycle Frame no. none Engine no. C69A46
Norton Manx Nourish 750cc Racing Motorcycle Frame no. none Engine no. C69A46
Norton Manx Nourish 750cc Racing Motorcycle Frame no. none Engine no. C69A46
Norton Manx Nourish 750cc Racing Motorcycle Frame no. none Engine no. C69A46
Norton Manx Nourish 750cc Racing Motorcycle Frame no. none Engine no. C69A46
Norton Manx Nourish 750cc Racing Motorcycle Frame no. none Engine no. C69A46
Norton Manx Nourish 750cc Racing Motorcycle Frame no. none Engine no. C69A46
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